Hair Loss Treatments- Wacky and Strange Facts About Hair Loss And Why You Are Affected

22 September; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Hair Loss Treatments- Wacky and Strange Facts About Hair Loss And Why You Are Affected

Many people will lose either some of there hair or all of there hair at some point in there lives, However you can make a difference by correcting you habits and making a few changes to your daily lifestyle.

1. Androgenic alopecia, better known as male pattern baldness, or “MPB” is the most common type of hair loss cause known to man and affects about 50% of men and 40% of women over the age of 50 years old.

2. The biggest reason for MPB “Male Pattern Baldness” is a build-up of male sex hormones known as androgens, and the most common type of androgen is produced by too much testosterone or dihydrotestosterone, or DHT.

3. DHT adversely affects normal hair growth by attaching it’s self to your hair follicles and chocking them making them unable to absorb proper nutriment and oxygen from the scalps blood supply. In essence, DHT chokes the hair and in affect killing the hair!

4. At first the effects of DHT will manifest itself as thin patches on the crown and in the “widow’s peak” areas of the head, the hair will appear as being very fine and also showing the scalp.

5. When left untreated your hair will develop androgenic alopecia and the thinning will begin until you notice a missing path of hair and finally complete baldness will occur, this is known as baldness.

6. When someone happens to be in the late stage of alopecia, there treatment options are very limited. And the only treatment options available are transplants, hairpieces, Plugs, hats, and shaving the head with a razor.

7. In the first stages of alopecia, when the hair is thinning but still visible, the scalp may still have a chance to reverse the conditions of DHT and be stopped and in most cases reverse the effects of hair loss and to start re-growing hair back to it’s original beauty.


8. The only FDA Approved hair loss treatment available for men with early to middle stages of alopecia are (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia).

9. Minoxidil was first used to treat high blood pressure and was a prescription medication used only for this treatment. However one of its commonly occurring side effects was hair growth! This stuff worked well even thought it was designed for something else and it has a success rate of about 64% of the men who use it.

10. Finasteride has an even higher rate of success… up to 83 percent. However this drug does not come without its side effects that can cause impotence and dysfunction. A natural alternative to the drug is the extract of a North American plant known as saw palmetto and has a success rate nearly as high without the serious side effects the drug can give to it’s user.

Below are additional facts associated with hair loss in both men and women, and the reasons why hair loss can occur.

1. At any given time, about 90% of the hairs are in the growing phase and about 10% are in the resting phase.

2. One fiber of hair can support the weight of 100 grams in most cases.

3. One of the many reasons for hair loss can be the use of drugs, either legal or illegal, alcohol and other recreation drugs fall into this category as well.

4. The main component of hair is the protein called keratin, which also gives your fingernails their strength and elasticity.

5. About 100 hairs a day are lost off your scalp daily until eventually all hair are replaced on your head.

6. Hair loss will only become noticeable after losing about 50 % of their entire hair from your scalp.

7. Africans and Europeans will tend to have more hair loss problems than Asians in general.

8. About 50 % of men and 40 % of women above the age of 50 years old will lose there hair.

9. There are more than 100,000 hairs over an average scalp – Scalps with blond hair have about 120,000 and scalps with red hair have about 80,000 hairs.

10. One hair has a thickness of about 0.02-0.04″.

11. Hair grows the best between 4 PM to 6 PM and10 AM to 11 AM, this is thought to occur because that is when the biggest meals of the day are eaten.

12. 40 percent of middle age women suffer from female pattern hair loss, especially after the age of 50.

13. In the U.S. there has not been an elected bald President since the age of television.

14. Your hair will grow at about 12 millimeters every month or to take a different approach about 35 meters of hair are produced each month.

15. Your hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body even out growing your fingernails.

16. In the Asian community hair grows the fastest and has the greatest elasticity.

17. According to studies hair grows the fastest between the ages of 15 years through 30 years of age.

18. Hair also grows faster in the summer months rather then the winter months.

19. 20 million women and 40 million men suffer from hair loss.

20. Your gender cannot be reveled through hair tests; Dna is not evident to reveal your gender type.

Also in addition to these hair loss facts, it is interesting to know that when taken concurrently minoxidil and saw palmetto results are very good and the likely hood of hair growth are almost guaranteed.

There is one hair loss solution that I am aware of that contains both minoxidil topical and saw palmetto along with other needed supplements for hair growth is Provillus.


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